• Cribs and Beds
    Drop-Side Cribs Banned Due to Safety Issues
    Drop-Side Cribs Banned Due to Safety Issues Amidst numerous recalls, safety concerns, and reports of 37 infant deaths between November 2007 and April 2010, the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has voted unanimously to ban drop-side c...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Head Injuries
    Young Athletes at Risk for Concussions
    If your child plays an organized sport, you know the importance of wearing a helmet. But, new reports show your child's risk of getting a concussion are higher than ever before. Do you know what signs and symptoms to look for if your child suffer...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Kids
    Bandaging Wounds
    Bandaging Wounds
    Bandaging Wounds Bandages have three purposes: to keep wounds clear of infection, to contain bleeding, and to provide additional protection and support. Sterile gauze is preferable, but in an emergency just about anything will make a good bandag...
  • Kids
    Home Safety
    Is BPA Hurting Your Kids?
    Is BPA Hurting Your Kids? What started as a concern primarily limited to plastic baby bottles has become even more widespread. The chemical Bisphenol-A, commonly known as BPA, has now been shown to be present in a wide array of consumer goods, in...
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    Toy Recalls
    Recent Children's Product Recalls
    Children's products are periodically recalled for healthy and safety reasons. When it comes to your kids' safety, the best defense is to stay informed. Here's a look at some of the most recent product recalls, as well as ways you can stay on top ...
  • Childproofing Steps
    Babyproofing/Childproofing
    Think Like a Toddler: 12 Babyproofing Steps You May Have Missed
    Outlets, stairs and cleaners are no-brainers when it comes to babyproofing your home, but what about the not-so-obvious dangers in your household? This list highlights everyday items that can become threats to your child and tips to keep your ba...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Kids
    Heat-Related Safety
    Hot Tubs and Infants
    It is not safe to bring a five-month-old into a whirlpool or jacuzzi-type bath that has a high temperature. ...
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    Babyproofing/Childproofing
    Babyproofing Basics: The Top Hazards in Your Home
    Let's face it - babies and toddlers have the uncanny ability to get into everything. Those curious hands and climbing legs may be cute, but they can also have dangerous consequences. Be aware of the most common household hazards, and follow these...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Kids
    Water Safety
    Safe to Swim? How to Prevent Recreational Water Illness
    Safe to Swim? How to Prevent Recreational Water Illness There's no better way to cool off on a hot day than with a swim. Swimming is a great way for kids to stay active and have fun during summer vacation, but it comes with some risks, too. Wheth...
  • Kids
    Heat-Related Safety
    Keeping it Cool: Preventing Heat-Related Illnesses in Kids
    Keeping it Cool: Preventing Heat-Related Illnesses in Kids With summertime right on the doorstep, most kids are looking forward to sunshine and outdoor activities. And while many parents are well-versed on the importance of sunscreen and skin pro...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Kids
    Bites and Stings
    Treating Dog Bites and Cat Scratches
    Treating Dog Bites and Cat Scratches Be Aware! Some physicians have found cat scratch fever in patients complaining of fatigue, swollen glands, and flu-like symptoms. Sometimes a minor cat claw scratch can set off an allergic reaction or an in...
  • Kids
    Outdoor Safety
    Safety Tips for Hiking and Camping
    Safety Tips for Hiking and Camping Hiking is an ideal warm weather activity for families. It gives you and your kids a chance to be active, explore nature, and spend time away from the lure of television and video games. Whether you're planning o...
  • Kids
    CPR
    How Well Do You Know CPR?
    Do you know all the steps to performing CPR? Take this quiz to see if your skills are up-to-date. ...
  • Teens
    Teen Health and Safety
    Accidents Quiz
    Injuries, mishaps, and untimely deaths -- what do you know about the accident statistics afflicting Americans? ...
    Elissa Haney
  • Kids
    Home Safety
    Swallowed Objects
    Parents can be reassured that straining of stools is a reasonable approach to finding the foreign body; the swallowed object usually will be seen within 24 to 48 hours, regardless of age. ...
  • Peanut Allergy
    The Prevalence of Peanut Allergy
    The Prevalence of Peanut Allergy First the airlines stopped offering in-flight peanuts. Then you started getting notices from your child's school, or phone calls from the parents of his friends, urging you to avoid sending along any foods contai...
    Nancy Witting
  • Kids
    Stranger Safety
    Expert Advice: Strangers and Safety During the Holidays
    Expert Advice: Strangers and Safety During the HolidaysThe holiday season is a joyful time of year, but it's also a time of year when you need to be extra-cautious when out and about with your child. Between frenzied trips to the mall for holiday...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Gun Safety
    Your Kids and Gun Safety
    Your Kids and Gun Safety Tragedy on the Firing Range It was supposed to be a fun day out, a chance for father and son to bond. Dr. Charles Bizilj and his eight-year-old son, Christopher, visited a shooting range in western Massachusetts to test-f...